Morocco is a fascinating & exotic country. We had an incredible visit and here are our highlights from the trip.
Exploring Marrakech, the country’s fourth-largest city, is a feast for the senses.
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It’s called the Red City for the red clay from the surrounding hills used to build it.
Entering the city with the Koutoubia Mosque’s minaret in the distance. Built in the 12th century, it’s the largest mosque in the city.
Greetings from the Guerrabs, or water carriers. They were important before the advent of centralized water supply systems.
Visiting one of the many Herbalists in town.
They have spices, teas, and more. This wall is full of saffron, indigo, and other spices used as natural pigment for oil, wood ceilings, and more as they last forever.
Dried flowers outside the Herbalist.
The Bahia Palace is a 19th-century building, consisting of rooms decorated with stunning stuccos, paintings, mosaics, and a set of gardens. It was built to be the greatest palace of its time.
Bahia Palace, meaning ‘brilliance” in Arabic, is just that with 155 rooms full of Islamic and Moroccan styles.
Making Chicken Tajine with preserved lemons & olives in our La Maison Arabe cooking class.
See all the posts in this series:
- Flat KeeKee Explores Morocco (this article)
- Exploring the Souks of Marrakech
- Adventures in Morocco’s Agafay Desert
- Flat KeeKee Visits Morocco Kasbahs